UW Health Announces New Head of Cardiovascular Medicine

Madison, Wisconsin - Dr. Mohamed H. Hamdan will join the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as head of the division of cardiovascular medicine, effective July 1, 2012.


Hamdan is an internationally recognized expert in cardiac arrhythmias, with a research focus on atrial fibrillation and the autonomic nervous system. He has published more than 65 original research manuscripts and has authored 20 review articles and book chapters. His research has been supported by both foundation grants and the National Institutes of Health.


A reviewer for several major cardiology journals, Hamdan is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Heart Association and the NHLBI, and is a member of the board of trustees for the Heart Rhythm Society. He earned his executive MBA from the University of Utah and has developed an interest in decision support for diagnosis and treatment of patients with loss of consciousness and falls, particularly in the elderly.


Born in Beirut, Hamdan attended the American University of Beirut for both his undergraduate and MD degrees. After completion of extensive training, he held posts in academic medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before being recruited to be associate chief of cardiology and director of the arrhythmia service and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of Utah. He is currently a tenured professor and holder of the John and June B. Hartman Research Endowed Professorship.


"Under Dr. Hamdan's leadership, we anticipate enhancement of the service, quality and volume of our cardiovascular patient care," said Dr. Richard Page, chair of the department of medicine. "He has a breadth of experience and is truly a ‘triple threat' in terms of research, education and clinical care."

Date Published: 04/04/2012

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